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Carvers compete for $10,000 prize

THORNVILLE – Chain saw carvers from across the country spent last week at Legend Valley competing and sharing their art. First prize was $10,000. The contest started with each carver selecting a log upon arrival. All the work had to be done on site during the Carvers Rally in the Valley. Second place was $2000 and Stihl chainsaws were the […]

Paper mill project will reduce odors



BALTIMORE – It is going to smell better in Baltimore, Village Administrator Scott Brown told council members Monday night. He reported that he and the village engineer met with Newark Group executives last week to discuss the paper mill’s project to cover their anaerobic ponds and capture the gas created as the waste in the ponds is broken down. Brown […]

Mayor wants to start an award program



BUCKEYE LAKE – There should be some formal recognition for those who help improve the Village of Buckeye Lake, said Mayor Rick Baker during Monday night’s Buckeye Lake Village Council meeting. “We should give an award to people who have worked to beautify Buckeye Lake on their own, such as a mayoral award,” he said. Baker said he’d like to […]

Ohio 79 crossing to be fixed



By Charles Prince HEBRON – The railroad grade crossing on Ohio 79 just north of O’Neill Drive will be repaired yet this year, Village Administrator Ralph Wise told village council members Wednesday night. After three meetings, Wise said a consensus has been reached about the scope of the project and cost-sharing. The Ohio Rail Commission will use a federal 90/10 […]

Election Letters!



Letters from lake-area residents about candidates and issues on the Nov. 5 ballot will be accepted until 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23. We are strictly enforcing our normally suggested 250-word limit for election letters. Election letters longer than 250 words WILL BE CUT! Letters must be ORIGINAL. Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will NOT […]

Why doesn’t the humane society take over the pound?



Editor: Since speaking publicly at a council meeting seeking mandatory spay/neuter for outside cats in Buckeye Lake, I have had six cats dumped at my house…five were alive and one was dead. After this meeting, myself and two others (one was a police officer) witnessed a man speed up and aim a vehicle at a cat in front of my […]

Facts don’t support Dupler’s complaint



Editor: I’m responding to the letter from Walnut Township Trustee Sonny Dupler in the Sept. 14 Beacon. He claimed that Trustee Terry Horn violated the law and put the township at risk by driving a township truck in the Sweet Corn Festival parade. Dupler claimed that Ohio law says no unauthorized drivers or passengers may drive or ride in township […]

More thanks to Hoskinson, Schoedinger



Editor: Have you ever received a gift that has taken your breath away, something so remarkable that it is hardly imaginable? Well, that’s the case when Hoskinson- Schoedinger Funeral Services presented an extraordinary opportunity to Millersport Covenant Church (MCC). The Hoskinson- Schoedinger group, led by Rick Hoskinson and Randy Schoedinger, literally gave the church a building. Not just any building, […]

Writer doesn’t support fire department levy



Editor: I want to clear up a Sept. 14 Beacon story about the Sept. 9 Buckeye Lake Village Council meeting. My name is Judy Allen and that story said I supported the fire department levy. NO! NO! NO! I have always been opposed to the fire department levy and will continue to be until there is a management change in […]

One term is enough



Editor: Reading, watching or listening to the news these days seems to be a constant assault of drama/denial. Not only do we have the ever on going Buckeye Lake and Bowling Green Township dissensions, but it seems to me that after the Millersport/ Thurston fire fight, the election of Trustee Terry Horn has created our own Walnut Township chaos. Do […]


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